There is a lot of discussion about the lack of women and underrepresented minorities in venture capital. Many debate if it’s a problem of bias, pipeline, or other factors, but what we know for sure is the current state isn’t good enough for the industry or Costanoa (LinkedIn, CrunchBase, AngelList).
Even the biggest journeys start with one small step. This is why we’ve decided to create a summer fellowship so each year we give someone access to the first rung of the venture capital ladder. Too often, what’s missing is simply access, and if that exists, our team can provide insight and opportunity to the next generation.